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Papa Was A Rodeo chords

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  • Original version is in G. I could not sing it in G, so here it is in F.
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Papa Was a Rodeo
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[Verse 1]
G           G/F#             Em         Em7
I like your twisted point of view, Mike  
C           C/B              Am7    D
I like your questioning eyebrows 
G              G/F#              Em       Em7
You've made it pretty clear what you like 
C         C/B              Am7    D
It's only fair to tell you now  

[Verse 2]
Em           Em7          C       C/B
that I leave early in the morning 
Am7                      D        Dsus  D
and I won't be back till next year  
Em         Em7            C      C/B
I see that kiss-me pucker forming  
Am7                                 D     Dsus  D
but maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause 

G          G/F#    Em                      Em7          
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band                
        G               G/F#         C                    D            
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand  
G                      G/F#         C                     G
Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand  
G                  G/F#              C         C/B      
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand 
Am7                           G
Before you kiss me you should know 
C    D         G
Papa was a rodeo 

G G/F# Em Em7 C D Dsus D

[Verse 1]
The light reflecting off the mirror ball 
looks like a thousand swirling eyes 
They make me think I shouldn't be here at all 
You know, every minute someone dies 

[Verse 2]
What are we doing in this dive bar 
How can you live in a place like this 
Why don't you just get into my car 
and I'll take you away I'll take that kiss now, but 



And now it's 55 years later 
We've had the romance of the century 
After all these years wrestling gators 
I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me 

 C    D         G  G/F#
…Papa was a rodeo 

Em7       D               C         D     G
What a coincidence, your Papa was a rodeo too.

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reservoirdog 395 May 20, 2010 06:53 PM

G G/F# C G
papa was a rodeo, mama was a rock'n'roll band

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